We are at risk of Iodine deficiency diseases. Please consider your iodine intake. You need iodine in your diet for good health therefore let’s talk about this.
Iodized Table Salt Is Important to Your Health
Iodine deficiency is our problem. For 50 years, we have been told we are eating too much salt, and now we are iodine deficient. Our laws don’t require food processors to use iodized salt but other countries laws do.
Iodine from sea kelp is cheap in your local health food store, (about $6.00 for a year’s supply) and 4-5 drops each day is all we need.
Greens in fertile soil and fish fed natural foods are necessary for increasing iodine in our diets. We must consider this while shopping for our food.
Iodine Deficiency Causes Thyroid Disease
When I was a child, in the 1940s many older people had goiters, a tennis-ball sized growth on the side of their necks. The problem was caused by lack of iodine in their diet that caused thyroid disease.
Two hundred years ago, the French nutritional chemist, Jean Baptiste Boussingault, recommended the distribution of naturally iodized salt to prevent goiters; our country did so in the 1920s. In the 1920s, the federal government mandated that all table salt be iodized because people were not getting enough iodine.
We now have an Epidemic of Iodine Deficiency Diseases in this Country
Symptoms of Thyroid Deficiency: Fibrocystic breast disease, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, Down’s syndrome, mental retardation, cold hands, depression, dry skin, cold hands–the list is long.